All sizes are beautiful! Don't be ashamed of your number or keep it from living your life and doing what you love. There is no perfect or wrong size. It doesn't determine our worth and nobody has the right to judge someone's health by their size. So let's show the world that every size can be happy and that we are not ashamed!
How to participate:I would love to see all different sizes represented in this link up. Whether you are a 0 or 32, participate! This is a weekly feature so each link up will be open for one week. You can add your link anytime during the week. All genders, sexes and non-genders are welcome to join in. Use whatever sizing you are most familiar with. You can link up with me every week with a new post or join in every once in a while! The rules are simple. Post a photo of yourself on your blog, feeling confident. Post a full body shot, so head to toe! State your size in your blog post or with a graphic on your photo. No diet talk, weight loss talk, negativity or any type of body shaming allowed. This is about being happy with your size and shape, not because it is socially acceptable, healthy or better than others. Then come back here and add your link using the link tool at the end of this post.
I read this quote from Kate Winslet, "As a child, I never heard one woman say to me: ‘I love my body.’ Not my mother, my elder sister, my best friend. Not one woman has ever said: ‘I am so proud of my body.’ So, I make sure I say it to Mia, because a positive physical outlook has to start from a very early age.” It got me thinking about my experience as a child and how the women around me affected my body image. I, too, never remember anybody ever telling me that my body was beautiful or stating the same thing about themselves. I remember being told early that my belly stuck out. I remember being told when I was a teenager that my butt was too big when trying on new school clothes. Throughout those years, I was constantly exposed to body shame, diet talk and food guilt. My mother was always very critical of her body and would reminisce of her younger skinnier days. She would tell me how she worked hard and dieted and I would need to do the same. She pointed out her perceived faults and at the same time tried to hide and camouflage them. I wonder how different my fat acceptance journey would have been if I was surrounded by happy and body positive women instead.
So, I think it is important that we be an example to young girls feeling uneasy about their bodies. We can change what is normal behavior and be revolutionary in our body love. Think of all the different choices you would have made if you had the same thing.
top : fat fancy
cardigan : torrid
jeggings : thrifted
shoes : thrifted
headscarf : thrifted
cat necklace : grandma's
glasses : coastal
I love my body! Do you?